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Old 04-07-2006, 08:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just trying to transfer data to my portable hard drive and I was wondering if there was a way to prevent the folder modified/created date from changing when I copy. Using Windows XP, tried zipping (but there has to be an easier way) and also the backup software included with the portable drive, but the date still changes. Thanks for any advice!
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Old 04-07-2006, 09:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i tried googling something, and came up with this:

http://turbonote.com/spis/runisa.dll?SV:TBNHISTORY


i would recommend googling until you find something...
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You can't stop it from changing, I don't believe so. At my computer forensic class we use to do this all the time, the problem was that if you copy the file you created another copy of it which will have the recent date and time. There is a way though, that is you just change your time and date on your computer to reflect the files then copy and it will have that date and time.
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Thanks for that. I'll take a look.

Law, the problem is that I have 600+ folders that will need their individual dates intact.
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Well I was able to find a software that does this but I never tried it http://www.febooti.com/products/filetweak/

I guess you learn new things every day
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I ended up using the xcopy command. Works well.
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can you post the command you used?
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For example:

Run: xcopy d:\folder l: /s

Options here:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true
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